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Fund manager selection: Ensuring you have an effective process

Spencer Seggebruch

People often make decisions based on the information being presented to them, or whatever information they have easy access (while then, on top of that, overlaying their own behavioral biases). As it relates to fund manager selection, this information is, in most instances, insufficient for making an informed decision. You…

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Costco is slashing prices on everything … except their retirement plan (lawsuit alleges)

Curtis Auffenberg

Last month, a participant in the Costco 401k plan (which has roughly 170k+ participants and $15B Assets) filed a lawsuit against the company citing damages from ERISA violations. I read the almost 40-page class action complaint and wanted to break it down as simply as I could. The lawsuit alleges that…

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Hindsight is not 2020

Curtis Auffenberg

They say hindsight is always 2020, but this year has been anything but clear. 2020 started off with all-time market highs, but in February stores closed their doors for the long quarantine. From mom-and-pop shops, hair salons, and restaurants to massive corporations, airliners, manufacturing plants, and retail stores. Few companies…

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Spotify makes a sound investment

Curtis Auffenberg

The Joe Rogan Podcast will be exclusively available on Spotify starting September 1st after reaching an agreement for upwards of $100M+. This is a very large pay day for Joe Rogan. Ted Gioia, musician and author, explains that another artist would have to drive 23 billion streams on Spotify to…

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